To SFURA members,
This is a reminder of the Wednesday seminar by Leigh Palmer and the April 8 and 16 talks, as well as the announcement of the President's Faculty Research Lecture by David Vocadlo on March 26. We now have a title and abstract for April 16.
Any members who wish to join us for a no-host luncheon at the DAC following Leigh's talk should please let me know by 12:00 noon Tuesday, March 25.
Al Gore says "The science is settled". Is he being truthful?
Leigh Palmer, Professor Emeritus of Physics
Wednesday March 26, 2008
126 Halpern Centre
Al Gore is an ex-Senator and ex-Vice President of the United States, an Academy Award winning documentary film maker, and co-recipient with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. According to Al Gore "The science is settled". He asserts that the world is warming at an alarming rate, that there are many adverse consequences to be expected from this warming, and that most of it is caused by man's production of greenhouse gases. Because of the alarming nature of these assertions climate science is now highly politicized, but scientists, in increasing numbers and at considerable professional risk, are expressing views contrary to Gore's assertions. Some of these contrary views will be discussed in this talk.
Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Finfish Aquaculture
Larry Albright, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
Tuesday April 8, 2008
126 Halpern Centre
"Researching Your Family Tree: 21st Century Tools and Tips"
To be presented by M. Diane Rogers of the British Columbia Genealogical Society.
Wednesday April 16, 2008
126 Halpern Centre
Researching your family tree is a fun and rewarding pastime. Learn how to get started and how to keep your information organized. Hear tips about connecting with long-lost relatives and about using on-line websites and databases without spending a fortune.
Presented by M. Diane Rogers of the British Columbia Genealogical Society.
President Michael Stevenson invites you to attend the 4th lecture of Fall 2007/Spring 2008 series:
PRESIDENT'S FACULTY LECTURES AT THE HALPERN CENTRE
Dr. David Vocadlo
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Chemistry
"The Sweet Spot: Complex Sugars in Health and Disease"
Thursday, March 27, 2008, 4:30 p.m.
Halpern Centre, Room 126. Reception follows
Within vertebrates there are only ten major types of sugars, however, these can be combined together in many different ways. The resulting assemblies, some of which are simple while others are highly complex, are essential in numerous biological processes. I will introduce the basic biology of these sugars in vertebrates and the roles played by these complex sugar structures in disease. Our studies toward understanding and modulating the role of these sugar structures will be described. The implications and potential benefits of our findings in neurodegeneration and cardiovascular disease will be discussed.
David Vocadlo is a Canada Research Chair in Chemical Glycobiology and a Scholar of the Michael Smith Health Research Foundation. He studied at the University of British Columbia and trained at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Vocadlo and team are focusing on chemical approaches to understanding protein glycosylation.
Continuing Studies, Halpern Centre
Simon Fraser University
For information on this and other lectures in the series, please see poster on the following website:
The lecture is co-sponsored by Burnaby Mountain College, an initiative to promote intellectual life on campus and, in the long run, establish a residential graduate college on Burnaby Mountain.
for the SFURA